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, maryland. northern jefferson county in west virginia, and southern berkley county in west virginia. take you to the live radar here, show you where we're talking about on the storms. notice in the upper right-hand corner of your screen here we're zooming in to the panhandle of west virginia. this is the cell that we're watching very, very carefully right in here. right here just up to the north sides of charles town, west virginia, when i put this little circle on here where you can see the red touching the green, that's where red winds are going towards and away touching one another. as a result this is the area right in here, just to the north of charles town, west virginia, where there is a potential radar-indicated tornado on the ground at this point in time. this storm is traveling to the northeast at 40 miles per hour. so i'll put a storm track on it for you here so you can sort of see the towns that are in the line of fire, as you were. as we go up to the northeast, at about 40 miles per hour, we're going to be able to see that this storm is headed up into washington county, south
. >>> the latest on the mining disaster in west virginia. the clock is ticking in an upper blanch mine tonight. four miners still unaccounted for after monday's explosion. authorities say they know where all four were at the time of the blast. rescuers still can't get inside the mine. the levels of poisonous gas is still too high. >> the drill teams are furiously drilling holes in this mountain to vents out some of those dangerous gases but they're confronted with the problem of more than one dangerous gas that is keeping the rescue teams at bay. >> to vent 9 mine of its dangerous gases, crews started drilling three holes last night. the first drill broke through nearly hen 00 feet of rock this morning. rescuers banged on the drill but got no response from below. officials are focused on three of the five drill sites. all 1100 feet down where the lethal gas is being vented. two sites are near a refuge center stocked with food and water to last four days where they hope to find three miners. they believe the fourth miner is no more than 1,000 feet away. >> reporter: abc news has confirmed two m
million. >>> west virginia's governor is asking for the same guy that handled the sago mine disaster to look in to the explosion last week. he is the head of the safety administration. they say upper big branch should have received a warning letter in october about a potential pattern of safety violations, but a computer program failed to include eight citations at the mine. >>> time for another "living $mart" report and jessica doyle has more on the warning about a lexus suv. >> that's right. of course you told people about this consumer warning at this time yesterday. the news is consumer reports urging people not to guy the lexus gx-460 because of safety problems and now toyota told lexus dealers to stop selling the 2010 suv until the problem is fixed. in one of consumer reports emergency handling tests the suv was shown losing control in a way that could lead to a rollover, raising the risk of serious injury or death. toyota is providing a loaner car for drivers too concerned to continue to driving the gs- 460. the don't buy warning is a rarity from consumer reports. >>> fewer pe
. >> thank you very much. >>> still ahead, confederate history month fallout. first, the governor of virginia comes under fire, and then you think the story is over, but now another state leader is being slammed for comments he made on slavery and the civil war. text your comments to "ac 360" or 22360. presidential historian douglas brinkley will join us ahead. >>> also is liz taylor actually engaged again? here's what she is saying about getting married for a ninth time. we have oil on our shores. natural gas can be a part of the solution. i think we need to work on wind resources. they ought to be carefully mapping every conceivable alternative. there is an endless opportunity right here. if you have high cholesterol, high blood pressure or diabetes, you may also have very high triglycerides -- too much fat in the blood. it's a serious medical condition. lovaza, along with diet, effectively lowers very high triglycerides in adults but has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or strokes. lovaza starts with omega-3 fish oil that's then purified and concentrated. it's the only omega-3 medic
the bill would allow district residents to buy guns and ammunition in maryland and virginia. the bill would also repeal registration requirements. there is a curious line in -- in the 19-page bill that seems to strip the district of columbia of its ability to make any laws related to gun control. we will talk about that tonight. also we are going to ask officials about that and ask about the possible political motivations behind the introduction of the bill right now. so that's a story we are working on. tonight we will have more at 11:00. >> lot going on there. thank you, craig. >>> former tooid d.c. council member jim graham pleaded not guilty to bribery charges today. ted losa is charged with taking cash and services in exchange for pushing laws farable to the taxi cabin industry. prosecutors say that he accepted more than $30,000 along with trips, limo rides, meals. graham denies any wrongdoing and says that he's cooperating with the authorities. law enforcement authorities told "the washington post" graham is not the target of their investigation. >>> welling the deal is done, folks. w
if he'll ever go back down in the mines again. that's the mind-set in west virginia. this is what we do, we mine coal. >> of course his mother grieving the loss of her other son and two grandsons. he was grieving the loss of one of his sons. >> absolutely. it was unimaginable. i spent a lot of time with that family and saw a lot of strength, a lot of faith and a horrendous amount of pain, too. >> sherry mcgraw, you do a wonderful job and you guys at the red cross do a wonderful job. thank you. you were up with the family. they couldn't do it without you. everybody is worried about families. thank you so much. one of the other things we've been talking about is mine safety. there are a lot of questions being raised about safety at this mine. there have been a number of violations. let's bring in kevin strickland, you're with the mine safety administration. i've seen you quoted on the wires. was this a safe mine? >> i think we'll hold off comment until we do the investigation. i realize they had a lot of violations. my guys are trained if they see a violation that the company hasn't corre
>>> praying for a miracle. still no sign of life for four miners trapped in a west virginia mine for more than a day and a half. >>> targeting terror. the u.s. government approves the killing of an american cleric. >>> and body on board. two women are caught trying to sneak a dead man onto an airplane. sneak a dead man onto an airplane. >> he wasn't dead. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, thanks for joining us, i'm michelle gielan. they're praying for a miracle in west virginia this morning. a desperate effort is under way to reach four missing miners trapped by monday's coal mine explosion. the blast killed at least 25 miners. rescue crews are drilling shafts to vent deadly gases but they don't expect to break through until late today. terrell brown is in montcoal, west virginia with more. good morning, terrell. >> reporter: good morning to you. we saw a number of fire trucks racing back toward that coal mine this morning. apparently there was a brushfire on or near the property. no word this morning on how serious that was. meanwhile rescuers continue to work to save t
. >>> and new information tonight in the investigation into that deadly mine explosion in west virginia. records now show the energy upper big branch mine was sited twice for violating federal safety rules on monday. the day of the blast. we do not know if those citations came before or after the explosion. the associated press is also reporting tonight that the emergency air safety system at the mine was not working on monday and had been broken for three months. tonight, rescue crews are drilling holes and trying to vent some of the poisonous gas out of that mine. >> we just can't take any chances of the rescue teams going into an area that could in and of itself cause a problem or explosion. >> we put an exhausting fan on that hole so we can measure the quality of air that is down in the mine. >> 25 miners died in monday's explosion. four others are still missing. >>> you heard it first at 7:00 last night and tonight, we are getting reaction to the governor's plan to bring back confederate history month. >> the first confederate battle flag. >> ed proudly displays the battle flag of the
incidents or accidents. as we take you back to our real time map. the worst spot in virginia is definitely this long sea of red on 95 heading southbound, it's going to take close to two hours right now to get from 495 all the way to triangle. this is without any incidents out there either and finally, as i said earlier, cherry blossom festival in full swing, as you can see at 14th and independence. a lot of traffic. a lot of people walking the streets. be careful and my advice for today and the rest of the weekend, please take public transportation. guys, back to you. >> all right patranya. police say one woman and a teenage girl were attacked inside a metro station garage. investigators think the same man is behind the assaults at the largo town center station. they don't know why metro waited so long to tell the public. more on this story. deborah: >> the first rape police say happened on the fourth level of this garage. now, people we talked with say they are not happy about not being alerted. >> it is scary to know that a rape happened right here. it would have been nice to be told
. but overall so far so good. not causing problems. taking it over to virginia. 66 eastbound. we are doing great through manassas, centreville and beyond. beltway in virginia, happy to report the construction at telegraph is gone. and i can't recollect over to you. >>> earlier this year, northrop grumman announced plans to move to our region and now we know the world's fourth largest defense contractor is moving the corporate headquarters to northern virginia. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live with more. good morning, kristin. >> good morning. both virginia and maryland have been courting northrop grumman since last january when the company announced it wanted to move to the washington area. the company made its decision. it will be moving its headquarters to one of two locations in northern virginia, it is either at a site out near dulles airport or right here in crystal city where, as we all know already has several defense contractors in the area and of course we can't forget it is practically next door to the pentagon. i want to share with you what the north rom grumman had to say a
person? >> he was last seen driving a 1999 silver at zero with virginia check -- virginia tags -- silver acura with virginia tags. >> maryland senators had amended a bill considering giving schools and police new powers to deal with gangs. coming up, traffic is slow around the convention center. we will tell you how residents are coping. >> plus, the short list of possible supreme court nominees. >> and rescuers go into a west virginia mine. >> a nussle year in the the weather center. good looking stuff -- i am if i had to sit on a bench during the middle of a game due to diabetes it would frustrate me. in a basketball game a couple minutes could mean a big momentum shift. my bayer meter is very important. (announcer) only bayer's contour meter has programmable personal high low settings. it allows me to be able to look at my highs and lows to make sure that my diabetes is being controlled as tightly as possible. with my bayer meter i don't miss valuable game time. i'm alana burns and staying in the game is my simple win. (announcer) the contour meter, only from bayer. >> a somber servic
the confederacy heats up, mississippi governor haley barbour weighing in saying why should virginia's governor have mentioned slavery in his proclamation? we will talk with historian douglas brink about the real history of the war and why now, many try to rewrite it. >>> keeping them honest, the ten continue family who sent their newly adopted russian child back, putting him on a plane alone and not even telling russian officials he was coming. this 17-year-old justin hanson that we are talking about, there he is, we blurred his image because of his age and the situation he was involved n he was adopted only about six months ago but last week, he showed up, as you probably know, up announced at russia's child protection ministry with a note from his adopted family saying he was violent and the mom was misled by adoption officials in russia. russian officials are furious, threatening to suspend all adoption buys americans. today, tennessee law enforcement officials held a news conference but the truth is as you are going to see, they are having trouble investigating the case because just answer
commercial interruption. first, continuing coverage of breaking news from west virginia. disaster in a coal mine and the ongoing rescue effort to save lives. plus, in-depth tonight. inside what's being called america's bullying epidemic. >> she was getting bullied. >> i think it's very sad; very sad. >> >> shepard: it happens in schools all across the nation. >> i did bullying him. >> kids picking on classmates, teasing them, pushing them to their breaking points. >> they would knock books out of his hands in school. >> now i wish i could take it back. >> they attacked his self-esteem. they attacked his physical appearance. >> tonight, the frightening truth about children bullied to death and jonathan hunt hosts a special live chat from florida. plus, it hit with devastating force. >> you couldn't even walk outside. everything was moving. >> shepard: everywhere you look, evidence of its power. tonight, inside the aftermath of the easter sunday earthquake. first, continuing coverage of news breaking now. at least six people are confirmed dead after an explosion at a coal mine in west virgini
. >>> at the top of the hour, we want to bring you the latest developments in that west virginia mine explosion. a renewed rescue attempt is underway right now. crews are making their way traying to find the four people missing since monday's deadly explosion. this latest effort began just tbr 2:00 this morning. we go live to sandra endo in west virginia with the latest on the search. good morning, sandra. >> reporter: well, good morning, andrea. in just about half an hour or so, we're expecting to hear official word on how the rescue operation going. with time and oxygen running out, they had to make a push. rescuers went back into the mine to find the four missing miners. another attempt, hoping for success. >> the plan is for two teams to go underground and to visit both of those refuge chambers. >> reporter: state officials say this remains a rescue mission until the very end. the focus is still on getting to the two emergency chambers deep in the mine. then are the only pockets of salvation for the missing miners. >> if everything works right and as precise as they've been, we have a good
in the mountains, western maryland, west virginia into the upper 40s. and in southern virginia, in the upper 50s. and over the last 12 hours, we've seen the circulation in the atmosphere that triggered yesterday's storms, pulling off to our north and east. a little drizzle around this morning. and as the day progresses, we'll have the winds picking up. highs reaching the low 60s. and quite a bit of cloudiness, just the slight chance of a sprinkle early this morning and later on in the afternoon. more sun tomorrow, highs mid 60s. and near 80 by friday. how's the traffic, engineer? >>> the drive along i-95 uncomplicated. but as tom had mentioned, some patches of light rain, mist, coming down. so the roads may be a little slick. but out of dumfries and dale city, accident-free. interstate 270, wet pavement this morning. authorities were checking for an accident in the local lanes, 270 southbound between 78 and montrose road. and watch out, it will be slick this morning. >>> well you'll have a chance this evening to pay your respects to the late civil rights pioneer, dorothy height. she's died last
for fun™. >>> we did not receive the miracle we prayed for. >> heart break in west virginia. overnight the bodies of four missing miners were found inside a coal mine. how officials are trying to stop the tragedy from happening again. good morning, i am aaron gilchrist. and a little cool this morning, but a nice day, justin. >> yeah, that's right. it's a bit of a chilly start. we are not used to this, and it has been a week and a half since we have seen temperatures down in the 40s, but this is typical for an early morning april start. and still some 30s showing up across the virginia piedmont down towards culpepper, and even towards the mountains we are looking at the 30s. here in the district, mid-40s, and prince georges county, and frederick another cool spot at 39 degrees. the sun will come up at 6:39 this morning, and plenty of sunshine warming us back up this afternoon. and just a beautiful forecast, and we will have the complete details coming up. >> average is pretty nice these days. thank you very much, justin. >>> we are following breaking news from russia this morning. that'
is setting in between germantown road area to 370. virginia, virginia. we are keeping an eye on your roads, as well. 66 eastbound tracking the taillights. normal slow go 50 to 123. 395 northbound. total drive time about 15 minutes or so to get from duke to seminary. no incidents along the way and before that on 95 from 123 to lorton we are below speed. that's the traffic. now, back to you. >>> new this morning, a fire sends two georgetown university workers to the hospital. the fire happened around 2:30 this morning on them second floor of the new north building. the two men injured suffered first-degree burns to their arms and legs. no word on what started the blaze. georgetown student newspaper the hoya reports there is some water damage. >>> you have just under 18 hours to get your taxes in to uncle sam. for everyone where last-minute questions, we have help for you this morning with a special tax tip thursday report we go live to jessica doyle. she's at the friendship heights post office in northwest washington. good morning. >> good morning. we are in the home stretch. 8:00 this morni
working with virginia tech parents on closing the so- called gun show background check loopholes nationwide. >>> our time coming up on 6:30. arizona is a battleground for illegal immigration. sandra endo reports this plan will be in this spotlight on captiol hill today. >> reporter: tough new border security proposals in arizona. it's a big effort to curb illegal immigration which some in the state say is causing major problems. >> those crossing the border illegally are increasingly armed and the violence across our southern border and in arizona has increased. >> reporter: the state lawmakers passed what is considered some of the toughest border security legislation in the nation. local police would now be able to investigate a person's status, regardless of whether the individual is suspected of any other crime, which was the extent of the law before. the state's two republican senators are also pushing a 10- point plan which would include dispatching 3,000 national guard troops to the border. >> people are fed up and the federal government hasn't done what it needs to do to s
in virginia, those ramps should be reopening at 66 here as we take a live look near the little river, 236 exit and at the mixing bowl. the ramps should be opening about now. on 395 northbound. drivers are moving at speed from the beltway to the 14 t street bridge. and inbound new york avenue, you are clear all the way to the third street tunnel. back to you. >>> just as things appeared heading to back to normal in the skies over europe, another eruption from the volcano in iceland threatens to wreak havoc again. 9 news now reporter kristin fisher is live from dulles airport with more. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. there's some good news here. europe has started to allow some limited air traffic. in fact today flights took off from amsterdam and moscow, but, and here's the bad news, there is more volcanic ash from an even stronger eruption. scientists say the volcano is strengthening and say a new ash cloud is heading straight to europe which is threatening to keep the runways grounded a sixth straight day. originally it appeared the giant plume was beginning to clea
.vitac.com >> we start with the setback in the search for four missing coal miners in west virginia. rescue crews made it inside the mine and they were forced to turn back because of the terrible air quality. >> they are in danger and that's the whole intent of evacuating them from the mine. >> okay, cnn's brooke bolduan on the scene from west virginia. first, the setback has got to be really tough to take for the family members waiting for any news at this point. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, i think a setback is probably an understatement. even among members of the media, we've been living, breathing, eating this story for the last four days and when mr. stricklin said it was a setback, they outlined the three different scenarios that the rescue crew his going into that mine, and we were all hoping for scenario number one that they would reach 5,000 feet either one or both of the rescue chambers that if there was any hope that the four missing miners had survived. that was not the case because the air quality, the methane levels and the carbon monoxide was so awful they could not risk these 32 res
across the world including virginia lieutenant governor bolling. he's stuck in italy the ash cloud is affecting the deployment of u.s. troops. many have been stucked at bwi for several days. some are getting hotel rooms and others are staying with friends and others are taking advantage of the uso lounge. >> instead of having to stay out in the concourses or walk the halls of the airport, we are here so they have a comfortable place to stay. they can stowe their bags. if they have enough time they can take a light rail in the harbor from here. >> reporter: some offering their homes for troops to stay in for free. >>> in the news now, u.s. and iraqi forces killed the top two members of allocate that in iraq. they were killed during a night time raid. on monday, vice president joe biden said the killings are potentially devastating blow 0 the terrorist network in iraq. the operation was carried out based on intelligence that iraqi security forces had gathered. >>> a senate committee subpoenaed the obama administration for information on last year's mass shooting at the ft. hood army
than double the wage of other industries in west virginia. >> it's the way of life of appalachia, the majority. it provides a great income so you can raise your family and do the things you want to do. i mean, if you... you have to leave the state to get an income that is sufficient as that and you know the hazards and what might happen everyday that you go in. >> reporter: 15,000 west virginiaens work in active underground mine. most shifts run between 10 and 12 hours. relatives learn to live with the fear but they never fully get used to it. as a mom, what is it like to have a son who goes in the mines everyday? >> it's hard. it's real hard. >> reporter: the children of gary quarrels are learning that all too well. they'll miss the man everyone called spanky who died in the explosion at the age of 33. >> it breaks your heart. it breaks your heart. this could be me waiting for news. and my heart goes out to them. >> reporter: the tragic stories of the victims are just starting to emerge here. take the davis family. tim davis, sr., and two of his nephews, corey davis and josh nap
, virginia and west virginia on sunday. more rain today. more storms possible. right now the satellite and radar composite, wait until you see the yellow and orange of heavy rain now leaving frederick county on top of mount airy. we take you to western howard county near lisbon, going through western howard county. if you're watching us in he eldersburg, westminster, taneytown and manchester you have pretty heavy rain. 83 stretch also going to be slow with the rain there. we're in the low 50s. we'll get to 66 with isolated thunderstorms erupting again this afternoon. we are at 5:32 on the clock. let's see what this is doing to the commute. >> speaking of 83, a lot of people are keeping speeds down as you make your way southbound. fortunately no real incidents at this time. baltimore city, russell street looking good off the bw parkway and headed on to russell street inbound towards downtown. a quick update on earlier crashes. route 178 at millersville road remains closed in both directions. in easton, st. michaels road closed at arcadia shores road. both crashes due to poles and wires
virginia and the proclopro proclamation celebrating the civil war. one is black, surprised me too. see you then. >>> hey there, everybody. it has been a very busy news week and this hour we're going to catch you up on everything you need to know. our top international story is the s.t.a.r.t. treaty a giant step toward a nuclear free world or will iran be a major bump in the road? we'll also discuss tonight whether our government has a license to kill an american citizen, a muslim cleric who has been linked to terrorists? and the story so many parents are talking about this week, the suicide of 15-year-old phoebe prince. should the teens accused of tormenting her be charged with felonies? we'll talk about all of that and a whole lot more, but we start tonight with the "mash up." >>> president obama and russian president dimitri medvedev signed the s.t.a.r.t. treaty this week in prague. cuts the american of american and russian nukes by a one-third but it sends a pointed message to iran. >> he won the nobel peace prize and there were sketchics, critics in the world saying he doesn't deserve
in prince george's county. watching this light rain, scattered showers moving into virginia out of the carolinas and the tennessee valley. that will be with us time to time throughout the rest of the day, occasional passing light shower, highs reaching the low 60s. but this rain activity should end this evening. then we get sunshine back tomorrow, morning lows in the upper 40s, afternoon highs near 70. then partly cloudy on friday. morning lows mid-40s, afternoon highs again near 70 degrees. as we get into the weekend, looks like we're going to have a wet pattern come in. saturday looks like we could get showers. morning lows in the mid 40, afternoon highs mid-60s. looks like heavier rain may move in sunday. now jerry, how's the traffic on this wednesday morning? >> tom, good morning. we're doing fine. good morning everyone. the drive along 395 quiet so far and at this point appears to be on dry pavement. good news if you're getting ready to hang out. let's go over to maryland and head over to the american legion bridge from the maryland shoreline. right side is the outer loop.
. down in washington leading off tonight, gone with the wind, talking about that proclamation of virginia governor bob mcdonnell of the human rights month. he didn't mention the civil war and now mentions slavery. why would a governor want to celebrate a war that fought to deny voting rights and rights all together, had 6 million americans footing at each other at point bla-blank range acrossn fields. >> and tea partiers have called president obama a socialist, terrorist, and now saying tea parties are like the kkk and says, quote, they've taken over the republican party. he'll be with us tonight. could we be seeing a replay of last summer's hostile town meetings? >> excuse me. excuse me. >> this was a scene from debbie wasserman-schultz's reascent to hall and a democrat that got the same treatment. >> how much did a republican pay at a vermont winery for quote office supplies? that's our sideshow. >>> and a political association long called the party of lincoln that might now be in need of some rebranding. let's start with governor mcdonnell's proclamation and his apology. a democratic s
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. >>> it is 8 after the hour, still to come the immediate impact the west virginia mine explosion is having on mines in virginia. >>> plus, officers beating a teenager in college park, maryland. it is caught on tape. what police are saying about what happened. >>> right now our focus on maryland's weather and traffic. here's howard. >> good morning. maryland fairly quiet. as we look at doppler hd. a couple of sprinkles in and around the cumberland area. however, we will show you what is happening with the forecast throughout the day. at 9:00 this morning we are looking at temperatures 40s and 50s. 40sin oakland. 50 everywhere else. then to the lunch hour, everybody will have a chance of showers. 50s to near 60 in southern maryland and in the 50s near 60 with showers off and on through the afternoon. 6:09. angie has a look at the maryland commute. >> the traffic is from our own howard bernstein. look at this live shot. he traveled this this morning. 109 and 385. apparently these drivers will have to share a lane because we have this manure in the road. not only are they sharing a lane they a
. >>> controversy about the confederacy, a proclamation from virginia's governor sparking intense debate while opening old wounds. now he's conceding he made a major omission. i'll also speak with the former virginia governor doug wilder. [ male announcer ] when we built our first hybrid, youtube didn't exist. and facebook was still run out of a dorm room. when we built our first hybrid, more people had landlines than cell phones, and gas was $1.75 a gallon. and now, while other luxury carmakers are building their first hybrids, lexus hybrids have traveled 5.5 billion miles. and that's quite a head start. ♪ >>> huge controversy erupted over a decision this week by virginia's republican governor to decembsignate april confeder history month. cnn's kate bolduan is following the story. >> reporter: virginia, known for its civil war battlefield, its capital richmond was the capital of the confederacy, now a must battle over that legacy. virginia republican governor bob mcdonnell has declared april confederate lift month to understand the sacrifices of the confederate lead, soldiers and citizens.
>>> coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning, news out of west virginia. the search is over, the rescue operation for four missing miners has come to an end. what rescue workers discovered overnight. >>> end the call, talking on your cell phone while driving will soon cost you. when the ban will go in effect. >>> home opener let down, fans back orioles park, but leave disappointed as the birds let another one slip away. >>> a chilly start to your saturday. meteorologist tim williams is here with an updated look at the first warning weather forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. >>> good morning,. welcome to eyewitness news saturday, i'm gigi barnett. >>> i'm tim williams. it's a cool start. good morning to. >>> you chilly, cool,. >> all the cs as opposed to the hs, hazy, hot and humid. temperatures on target for where we should be this time of year. we have a few clouds out there. you see a lot of blue. a lot of sunshine. good day to be outside without being too hot. not the really warm temperatures we had earlier in the week. no 90s. we are closer to
mine-south in raleigh county, west virginia, extending condolences to their families and recognizing the valiant efforts of the emergency response workers at the mine disaster. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. miller, and the gentlewoman from washington, mrs. mcmorris rodgers, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. miller: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material in house resolution 1236 into the record. without objection, i recognize the gentleman from west virginia, mr. rahall, for seven minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from west virginia is recognized for seven minutes. mr. rahall: thank you, mr. speaker, and thank you, mr. chairman, george miller. last week on monday, april 5, an explosion tore through the upper big branch mine in raleigh county, west virginia, taking the lives of 29 good hardworking men. it was the repeat of a recurring nightm
to 64. that's a cooler spot. 70 in martinsburg, west virginia. our forecast for today, increasing clouds, showers and thunderstorms rolling in, but probably not until late this afternoon and evening. heaviest rains and shower chances coming after 8:00 p.m. this evening. for tomorrow, a lingering shower or two first thing this time tomorrow morning. sunshine breaking out by tomorrow afternoon it will feel cooler than average tomorrow, believe it or not, temperatures will stay in the mid to high 50s that will feel down right cold compared to the back-to-back 90s we've had. it's going to be a toasty one today, jerry. temperatures up into the mid 80s once again. >> chuck, we will be prepared. let's see how we're doing. early morning thursday morning commute getting under way. quiet northbound and southbound right now. as you make the trip on the capital beltway no hangups. let's see how we're doing along 270 southbound there was overnight road work headed out of gaithersburg, they are in the process of picking that up. northbound still working on the roadway, but no significant delays so far
phone calls in the night. virginia celebrates the confederacy. and also where we start tonight with governor's bob mcdonnell's decision. and virginia ron yagan a former radio talk show host working on a book about his dad. and pat buchanan and msnbc analyst. start with what happened in minnesota today. it's an amazing event. we'll get to the confederate stuff later. what's going on? show you right now is governor palin today with balkman. very fascinating political figures. very good on the stump. much more exciting than mitch mcconnell or john boehner. here is the new starpower of the republican party. let's watch today. >> on the outside i am here to testify she is 20 times more beautiful on the inside. please help me welcome governor sarah palin. >> you know, pat, i think i had a small role here in hosting this program one day when michelle bachmann came on and said we ought to have a media investigation. you were here. and the senate out of that -- a caterpillar became a butterfly and saw her today. she's dazzle on the stump. her speech today was so well given. i think that
in the panhandle of west virginia up into pennsylvania, some scattered showers across west virginia and into the ohio valley. that area of low pressure is going to be coming down our way later on today, and before that we may see a little sun this morning. but overall, a cloudy day, some showers by midday and then perhaps some afternoon thunderstorms, some of which may be severe. could produce some hail and damaging winds. that would be from about 3:00 orr 4:00 in the afternoon all the way through perhaps early evening this evening. highs reaching near 70 before then. things should settle down by late this evening and by dawn tomorrow maybe lingering light showers. after that we ought to get sunshine back by tomorrow afternoon with highs in the mid 60s. then the weather does settle down considerably midweek. we veal the shine back on wednesday. should be partly cloudy. morning lows near 40. afternoon highs into the mid 60s. then lots of sunshine for thursday with highs near 70. let's check traffic on this monday morning. jerry, how is it look sng. >> good morning to you. good mornin
miners in west virginia. officials determined that the mine's air is now safe enough to allow crews back in. jay gray has the latest from raleigh county, west virginia. >> reporter: for the third time since monday's explosion an anxious and determined group of rescue members made their way into the upper big branch mine sometime after midnight. >> we'll be in a position this evening or this morning to make a mad dash. >> reporter: carrying four extra oxygen masks the crew will push towards two reinforced safety chambers about five miles inside the mine. experts agree the only way four missing miners could have survived if they made to it these safe havens. >> i hope they will come out alive. >> reporter: as they pray for that miracle they must prepare for the reality of the lives that were lost. today recovery teams will begin the grim task of removing the miners of those who died in the blast. >> it will be a slow process. we got to respect the bodies. i don't have a time frame on it. we'll just try to do it as soon as possible. >> i believe families are relieved and knowing this proces
the students sold the materials for 3 to $15. >>> this is the third anniversary of the shooting at virginia tech. the governor rang a bell at the capital this morning to mark the solemn occasion. this -- it was on this date in 2007 that a gunman opened fire on a campus. 27 students and 5 professors died and two dozen others were injured. there will be a candle light vigil tonight in blacksburg. >>> the virginia tech alumni association is hosting a blood drive today. it is going to be at the virginia tech northern virginia center on haycock road on falls church. the drive runs from 3:00 this afternoon until 8:00 tonight. at sundown there will be a candle light vigil also held in front of the grad center. >>> sky 9 over the scene of a truck crash. a utility work truck on the drawbridge this morning. it pushed half of the tanker over the side of the bridge. neither driver was seriously injured and luckily the tanker was empty. the cause of the collision is unknown. officials have not said when that bridge will reopen. >>> now to a different kind of traffic trouble. it is ash caused by a volcan
>>> tragedy. 25 dead, four still missing in a west virginia coal mine in the worst u.s. mining disaster in decades. >>> tiger's take. tiger woods prepares for the masters after facing the media at augusta. >> i take full responsibility for what i've done and i don't take that lightly. >>> and on top of the world. duke's blue devils beat the butler bulldogs for their fourth ncaa title. >> and duke is the king of the dance 2010. >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, april 6th, >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for tuesday, april 6th, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm michelle gielan. a coal mine explosion in west virginia has killed at least 25 miners at a coal mine with a history of safety issues. it's the worst mine disaster in this country since 1984. at least four other miners are missing, trapped more than 1,000 feet underground. the rescue operations at the upper big branch mine have been suspended due to a buildup of methane gas. the explosion struck the mine yesterday afternoon. steve dunlop has more. >> reporter: siren
'agata, cbs news, london. >>> federal investigators in west virginia to find out how 29 workers were killed in a coal mine. the investigators will be looking at the mine's safety record because the mine had more than 400 safety violations last year. industry experts admit that federal regulators to not have the power to shut down mines quickly. >> if you are not using that information about history of violation, if you are not using that to ensure that miners are not put at risk, it is too much. >> funerals of some of the men will begin over weekend. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is asking residents to join west virginia in a moment of silence at 3:30 this afternoon. >>> a teenager involved in a mass shooting is due in court today. he has been charged with killing jordan howe on march 22nd. eight days later, four people were killed in a drive-by shooting. his brother, another man and a juvenile have been charged in that shooting. orlando carter and sims have a hearing that is scheduled for thursday. >>> still to come on 9 news now, hundreds are homeless after a fire ripped through an apar
service for coal miners killed in west virginia. the president promises safer working conditions in the future. and leaving their mark, what the scribbles left by young g.i.s on troop ships reveal about the vietnam war. >> this is the "cbs evening news" with russ mitchell. >> mitchell: and good evening. the cleanup and search for survivors continues tonight in the south. yesterday's string of tornadoes cut path of destruction from louisiana to georgia. hardest hit, yazoo city, mississippi, where at least ten were killed and 21 were taken to the hospital. tonight authorities believe the damage there was caused by one tornado. don teague is in yazoo city with the latest. don, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, russ. national guard troops and state police are patrolling the streets of yazoo city tonight as residents here begin the process of cleaning up after a path of destruction that crosses the entire state. the day after a deadly tornado tore across yazoo city, mississippi, there are parts of this town that, like the roof of francine cox's house, are simply gone. >> i don'
in virginia are warning parents about the attempted abduction of a young child. two brothers were walking home near lanise way in bristo yesterday evening when a man tried to snatch the 5-year-old. his older brother who is 9 pushed the boy away from the suspect and then ran for help. neither boy was injured. but police would like to hear from anybody who saw someone or something suspicious. >>> just a week after killing a bill to give the district voting rights because of a rider that weaknd the city's gun laws, they reacted to a stand alone bill during the same thing. the changes could affect the safety of those who work or live in the district. craig melvin joins us with more. craig? >> reporter: doreen, tomorrow marks the start of the next round of congress versus d.c. in a seemingly never ending battle over gun laws and who has the right to make them. this comes as a city still reels over the deaths of four teenagers killed in a drive by shooting not far from here. that was exactly four weeks ago tonight. on what the bill would mean, d.c.'s lone voice in congress is emphatic and clear. >>
the university area over to georgia. this is just volume. 495 in virginia. it appears everything is back to normal and back at speed despite an earlier accident at braddock road. 395 northbound from the beltway to seminary looks like that delay is setting in. finally wrap up before that with 95. we are slow in two spots. the prince william parkway to lorton and again from the fairfax county parkway up to the mixing bowl. that's an extra ten minutes in the car right now and that delay is growing. back to you. >>> today both the private and public remembrance of dr. height. the civil rights legend died last week. kristin fisher is live in northwest washington with a look at what is happening today. kristin? >> that's right, andrea. dr. height's family, close friends and even dignitaries will be coming here for the private viewing and that's set to start at 9:00 this morning but yesterday it was the public's turn to pay their respects to dr. height. more than 1,000 people turned out on tuesday for the viewing here at the national council for negro women which height headed for four decades.
charges. >>> police in manassas, virginia, are trying to identify a body found in a pond last night. the man was found in the water between georgiaen county around 10:30, as well. he was found two hours after police first got the call. manassas city police tell 9 news it is possible the body is a man who's been missing in the area since wednesday. >>> police in montgomery county think two people may be involved in the murder of brian betts. the shea middle school principal was found dead inside of his silver spring home. a witness reports seeing a car leave the alley behind brian betts ' home. someone else may have taken his suv. it was found a day later. so far it hasn't given investigators anything to go on. police are desperate for a witness that may come forward and give them a big clue. >> if anyone saw anything suspicious that night and haven't spoken to detectives we need to hear from him. we want input on this case. >> reporter: a private service was held for brian betts in manassas, virginia yesterday. there will be a public memorial may 1st in north bethesda. >>> 11 suspec
between the prince william parkway up to backlick. that is stop and go. the beltway in virginia, i'm giving it two thumbs up. making your way from 95 to 66. no incidents. hey, maryland, 270, what's up on this interstate? going southbound at speed father hurley to the split. and we have a metro alert to tell you about. the green light is single tracking it. as we take a look on-line at our weather computer. it is single tracking between the prince georges plaza and fort totten because of broken down equipment at west hyattsville. >>> at the top of the hour you will see the signs today, make it a no phone day in the car. it is an attempt to draw attention to distracted driving. we are calling it the great hang up. kristin fisher has more on the story. >> reporter: good morning. well, from our campaign, the great hang up to the national no phone day, both are aimed at doing the same thing and that is exactly what the sign says behind me. you will see it in just a minute. it is urging people to take the pledge too put down their cell phones while driving. you may not know it by driving
county in the low 40s. it's below freezing in the mountains of western maryland and west virginia, near 30 degrees there. near 40 now on the eastern shore. mid-40s through southern virginia. and over the last 12 hours we've had the afternoon clouds break up and overnight we cleared out and starting off clear and chilly this morning. later on today, blustery northwest winds. it's going to be cool with lots of sunshine, though, highs reaching the low to mid-60s. and then another chilly night tonight. back down to near 40 degrees by dawn tomorrow. but with bright april sun and a diminishing wind on thursday we should make it to near 70. then feeling like summertime on friday and saturday, both days highs climbing into the low 80s, morning lows near 50 on friday, near 60 on saturday. we'll take a look at sunday and next week coming up this half hour. how's traffic? >> as we get under way, pretty quiet. had a bunch of road work, now looks like we're doing well on the beltway near arlington boulevard and in the overnight hours authorities were detouring traffic off the inner loop to i-66 beca
in west virginia where today we could get more news as the rescue attempts start up again this morning. hi, john. >> reporter: good morning, kiran. it looks like they are a little ways away from the signing ceremony. >> we are expecting a press conference in the next 20 minutes here at the marsh fork element stare school. if things went as scheduled, four teams of eight rescuers should be in the mile a little more than an hour and a half. they have to get down five miles to where the miners are believed to be trapped. they have spent the last 18, almost 24 hours clearing the mine of toxic levels of methane. they have it down to a level where it is nonexplosive but not nondangerous. they hope to have some word if things can progreg and they don't run into unforeseen circumstances in the mine probably somewhere in the next couple of hours or so, we may know the fate of those four miners. it is such a tragedy that happened on monday afternoon, 25 lives taken. three of the lives were from the same family. last night, after a prayer vigil in a nearby town, i sat down with the mother, the aunt a
enough evidence to issue a warrant for his arrest. >>> virginia's bob mcdon sell now among the governors across the country that have gotten threatening letters from an anti-government group. mcdonnell's office received a letter wednesday and turned it over to the fbi and state police. the governor and his family are safe. the letters prompted an increase in security for governors across the country. the fbi says the letters demand the governors leave office within three days or risk being removed. the group guardians of free republic is believed to have sent the letters. >> shift gears to something way more pleasant. that's the weather. oh, my goodness. what else do you say? >> our weather, jim and doreen, omrealg at the end of a long week. little exhausting week here. get your brightest of the bright easter colors out. they will shine this upcoming weekend. temperatures today in the 70s. low 70s. few locations that hit 80. raleigh, north carolina. close to 90 degrees. if have you travel plans, terrific weather for hitting the roads. no problems weatherwise. once you get there. oh, my g
olbermann, good night and good luck. and now, with the attorney general of virginia as scheduled to attend tea party rallies and faith healing sessions, ladies and gentlemen, here to don a protective tin foil hat on behalf of us all is rachel maddow. good evening, rachel. >> good evening, keith. i've had so many tin foil halts over the years i actually have them lined up by size. >> great idea. they matched which pair of glasses on a given day? >> that's exactly it. >> excellent. >> conspiracies i have known, hairstyles i have worn. thank you, keith. i appreciate it. and thanks to you at home for tuning in. tonight, nuclear news that is not just about treaties and diplomacy, but is about earthquakes and secret missions and cranes almost dropping huge containers of unstable radioactive material. good times. tonight, as keith said, faith healing makes its debut in the right wing effort to repeal health reform. yes, i said faith healing. and because it's come up again, we will preview tonight "the mcveigh tapes." it's a documentary, egs exclusive, only here and it's incredible stuff. but wher
loop, to go eastbound 66, crash activity keeps the ramp closed. overall in virginia, not seeing any problems as far as the speed of drivers between 95 past braddick up towards this exit. as we move over to upper marlboro, this has been around since early this morning. eastbound 214 still closed at watkinsburg drive because of cash activity. you want to make a left onto watkins park and a right onto chestertown. then you go to kettering to make another right to access 214. route 4, route 5, 301, no problems to report out here. andrea, back to you. >> thank you, angie. >>> just when we were getting used to the sunshine, bad weather came in. we had heavy rains and strong winds that brought down power lines. good morning, kristin. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. just when we were getting used to the sunshine, the warm weather, it as starting to feel like summer. we had high winds and heavy rains that brought town several trees as you said. i'm standing in front of one of the biggest we've seen. this is a giant tree, and it has crashed into the town homes here in northeast d.c. i'm o
's with west virginia metro news. shawna, are you there on the scene? >> i'm in charleston. the cell service is so spotty at the scene itself, we are relaying information out as we can. >> yeah. i understand, it's a remote area. what's the latest? what are you learning there? >> reporter: you covered most of it. we learned within the past hour that 12 miners have been killed in this explosion. what mine officials are saying to us over and over again is that this is very much a rescue operation, not a recovery operation. they believe there are still 10 miners in that mine. and at this point, they believe they may have made their way to one of the two underground mine rescue chambers that are required after the sago mine disaster which was also in west virginia in a different part of the state. but they have signs and are hoping that mine rescue teams within the next several hours can make it to one of these chambers and will find the 10 miners, okay, inside. i know that this unfortunately happened, you covered this probably on several ocages in west virginia. what are the chances of finding t
? >> gut wrenching story, no doubt about it. thank you, norah o'donnell in naoma, west virginia. >>> earlier today, president obama offered his support and condolences to the families of the victims. he spoke at a prayer breakfast in washington, d.c. >> i would ask to the faithful who gathered here this morning pray for the safe return of the missing, the men and women who've put their lives on the line to save them and the souls of those who've been lost in this strategic accident. may they rest in peace and may their families find comfort in the hard days ahead. >> the president also said he had spoken with west virginia governor joe mansion and pledged federal government help in the rescue efforts. federal investigators say that they will leave no stone unturned to find out how this explosion happened. let's bring in former federal mine safety official, bruce dial. good to have you on msnbc this afternoon. can you speak to the violations, the safety infractions that this company had? 57 complaints just in the last month. how could that be overlooked? >> well, when you look at
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